UK [RenewableEnergyAccess.com]Sharp Electronics joined forces with Currys, a UK-based electrical retailer, to offer a range of solar energy solutions for the home. It is said to be a first for customers who are opting for solar power to view solar panels that could reduce their electricity bills up to 50%, as well as cut down their homes’ carbon dioxide emissions by up to two tons per year. Solar panels will initially be on sale in three Currys stores, and information will also be available online. Panels come with a performance warranty of 25 years, and minimum maintenance is required by the customer. After a detailed in-store consultation with a trained adviser, customers with suitable houses will be offered a home assessment free of charge. Installation of the solar panels on the property roof takes a day or two and requires a minimum of equipment to be installed, usually in the roof space.